An audience of more than 100 people packed into the Exmouth Rugby Club yesterday evening to celebrate Exmouth’s successes in the Britain in Bloom (South West) 2019 competition.
Gerry Bassett welcomed The Mayor, Steve Gazzard, Town, East Devon and Devon County Councillors, representatives for Streetscene and the Local Garden Competition entrants and their guests and many of our volunteers and supporters, thanking them for all they do. She gave a brief resume of our year, describing our thousands of hours spent weeding, planting, painting and tidying in the town and the additional hours spent fundraising. Our waterer Dave was presented with a gift in recognition of the fact that without his services our flowers would not have survived!
A short Power Point presentation was made about the projects that Exmouth in Bloom have undertaken in the last 18 months and the differences we have made to the Station Concourse, The Strand, The Sewage Pumping station, The Marine Way walls and about the Blue Heart Campaign. (Detailed individual reports on these projects can be found in our previous news threads by clicking on the News tab or using the Search box).
The 16 Britain in Bloom, It’s Your Neighbourhood awards were made by our special guest, South West in Bloom judge, Christine Fraser.
Nine of these awards were judged as the top ‘Outstanding’ grade, namely Bicton Inn Area, Brixington Improvement Group, Bystock Ponds, Hamilton Road Allotments, Lambeth Walk Local Community Project, Littleham Primary School, Madiera Bowling Club, Marpool Primary School and The Swan Project.
Here is a selection of photos of the entries: